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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of swarm.


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  • His faith in Kerry was not misplaced and he finally located the "rebellion", such as it was when a small band of men swarmed from a doorway and dragged him into a dimly lit room.

    The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Seven

  • Then in swarmed the Hun and, for a period, street fighting was going good.

    The Greek Campaign

  • The three islanders swarmed from the tiny forecastle, two of them leaping to the halyards and holding by a single turn, while the third fastened down the engineroom, companion and swung the ventilators around.

    Bunches of Knuckles

  • Two Alberta Mounties responding to call swarmed, injured Top Stories

  • A wolf pack of labels swarmed in, and the band meticulously sized up each offer, filtering the real from the faux.


  • The officer was "swarmed" by cabbies, said Boucher, who believes the officer will be cleared of wrongdoing after the investigation.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Got so they kind of swarmed first of every summer, like June bugs.


  • Once upon a time the Cogers 'swarmed' to a well-appointed room, where carpets covered the floors, the chairs were upholstered, and the tables had finely polished marble tops.

    The Social History of Smoking

  • In less than five minutes the boat of the _Evening Star_ was launched over the side, stern-foremost, and she had scarce got fairly afloat on the dancing waves when Joe and Luke "swarmed" into her, had the oars out and were sweeping off so as to intercept Peter's vessel They soon reached her, received a packet wrapped up in a bit of newspaper, and quickly returned.

    The Young Trawler

  • He "swarmed" about the house, and kicked and yelled his uttermost, to the great distress of poor little

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines


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